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Ocean Grove, NJ
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Living in Ocean Grove

Ocean Grove is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 3,057 people and two associated neighborhoods, Ocean Grove is the 380th largest community in New Jersey. Much of the housing stock in Ocean Grove was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Ocean Grove home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Ocean Grove real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 21.13% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In addition, Ocean Grove is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Ocean Grove is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Despite being a small town, Ocean Grove has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Ocean Grove, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Ocean Grove is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 68.85% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Ocean Grove in 2018 was $73,156, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $292,624 for a family of four. However, Ocean Grove contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Ocean Grove home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ocean Grove residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ocean Grove include Irish, Italian, English, German, and Eastern European.

The most common language spoken in Ocean Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.

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